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Garment workers seen losing up to $5.8 billion in wages during coronavirus

Aug 10 2020

LONDON/DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Garment workers supplying global fashion brands have been underpaid or not paid at all during the coronavirus crisis, with lost wages potentially amounting to nearly $6 billion, researchers said on Monday.

Garment workers seen losing up to $5.8 bln in wages during coronavirus

Aug 10 2020

LONDON/DHAKA, Aug 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Garment workers supplying global fashion brands have been underpaid or not paid at all during the coronavirus crisis, with lost wages potentially amounting to nearly $6 billion, researchers said on Monday.

Bangladesh looks to cut future coal use as costs rise

Aug 07 2020

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh plans to review the number of coal-based power plants it hopes to build, with an eye to reducing its dependence on coal as costs for the fuel rise and power demand grows more slowly than expected, a government official said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Pandemic job losses and flooding spark fears of hard times in Bangladesh

Jul 31 2020

DHAKA, July 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After losing his job at a garment factory in Dhaka in April as the coronavirus pandemic hit, Mohammad Sumon returned to his village in Jamalpur, about 160 kms away, hoping to support his family working as a part-time mechanic.

CORRECTED-Pandemic job losses and flooding spark fears of hard times in Bangladesh

Jul 31 2020

DHAKA, July 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After losing his job at a garment factory in Dhaka in April as the coronavirus pandemic hit, Mohammad Sumon returned to his village in Jamalpur, about 160 kms away, hoping to support his family working as a part-time mechanic.

Garment workers to graduates: Bangladeshi women aim to shake up textile sector

Jul 26 2020

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five years ago, Sadeka Begum was working 12-hour shifts in a garment factory as the main earner for her family in Bangladesh.

Widow of Bangladeshi ship-breaking worker free to sue UK-based firm

Jul 14 2020

DHAKA, July 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Bangladeshi woman whose husband died while dismantling an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard in 2018 can file a negligence claim against a British company involved in the vessel's sale, London's High Court ruled this week.

Bangladesh arrests three over Dubai sex trafficking operation

Jul 13 2020

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh police said on Monday they have arrested three men over the trafficking of hundreds of young women taken to Dubai on the promise of jobs in hotels and then forced into sex work.

Bangladeshi solar-sharing start-up aims to cut power waste

Jul 02 2020

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A start-up that helps rural Bangladeshi owners of home solar power systems trade their surplus electricity with their neighbours won an international award for climate change innovation Thursday.

Bangladesh sex workers face hunger, abuse as coronavirus hits trade

Jun 26 2020

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of sex workers in Bangladesh are going hungry and many face abuse because they are unable to pay their brokers due to the coronavirus pandemic, charities working with them have warned.

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